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Yafa Minazad, D.O.

Yafa Minazad, D.O., Board Certified Neurologist; Neurophysiology & Epilepsy Specialist


Board Certified Neurologist
Neurophysiology & Epilepsy Specialist


Board Certification
American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry 2006
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology 2007

Neurophysiology Fellowship at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Epilepsy & Brain Mapping Program; in affiliation with Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center.
Los Angeles, CA

Subspecialty Training:

  • Clinical Electroenephalography (EEG)
  • Continuous EEG Monitoring in ICU.
  • Clinical Evoked Potentials (SSEP, BAER, VER)
  • Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IOM)
  • Epilepsy Telemetry Monitoring
  • Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy
  • Language Mapping

Neurology Residency Program, LAC+USC Medical Center.
Los Angeles, CA

PGY1, Transitional Year Downey Regional Medical Center
Downey, CA

Medical School
D.O., Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Undergraduate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA

Summary of Experience

Dr. Yafa Minazad is Huntington Hospital’s Medical Director of the Neurophysiology and Intraoperative Laboratory; attending staff at the hospital; an active member of  the Epilepsy & Brain Mapping program; Co-Director of the Neurology curriculum for the hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency program; and a member of the Code Stroke Team. She is also a clinical professor at the Department of Neurology at LAC+USC, Keck School of Medicine. She is in private practice at Southern California Neurology Consultants.

Dr. Minazad was preeminent in the development of Huntington Hospital’s Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (NIOM) division in 2007.  The purpose of NIOM is to provide critical information during surgeries that might put a patient’s spine or brain at risk.  NIOM was accredited by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). NIOM is proud to be one of the first seven laboratories in the nation to be accredited by ABRET, among them laboratories at UCLA, Stanford, Columbia and Johns Hopkins.

On a Personal Note

Dr. Minazad volunteers as a clinical professor at USC, which she considers her training base and home.  She has a charity to fund low-income families’ tuition for private education.  She is an avid swimmer, a member of the U.S. Masters Swim Team, and enjoys competitive races in long-distance swimming, such as crossing from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco in 2010.